Barrister Anthony Ogbeide Ehilebo, born some thirty years ago, is an enthusiastic, reliable and determined card carrying member of Nigeria’s only national political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Barr. Ehilebo was born into the family of Sir and Lady Ehilebo, a Knight of St. John and a retired executive of the nation’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in Ibadan Oyo State.
Ehilebo in 2005, graduated from the prestigious University of Buckingham, Buckingham England, where he bagged LLB in law.
From 2005-2007, Barr. Ehilebo cut his teeth in law and the business environment in the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Ehilebo came back to Nigeria, where he attended the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, and was called to bar in 2009.
Barr. Ehilebo has nearly twelve (12) years of Legal, Business, Project and Risk Management experience.
As a proven leader, business and entrepreneurial development expert, Barr. Ehilebo has successfully birthed and managed globally recognized companies, brands and projects.
Ehilebo has also birthed, branded and consulted on over 250 companies and brands in Nigeria and across the globe, with the International Media and Legal Consult (IMLC), where he serves as a Principal Consultant.
Some of the companies are:
Banana Republic Chain
Gabed Nigeria Group
Lavalin Construction Company
University of Buckingham Nigeria Alumni
Ganchor Ace Nig Ltd
Green Phoenix Nig Ltd
He is also a Principal Partner at Ogbeide Associates, a law firm established in 2009 and known to have handled high profile cases, none of which it has lost.
Poised to play a formidable role in holding government accountable to the people, as well as creating an enlightened Nigerian society, Ehilebo in 2014, broke into the media frontiers, birthing one of Nigeria’s foremost online Newspaper, BreakingTimes.
He is knowledgeable and proficient in Legal practice, project management, branding and outsourcing.
Over the years, he has successfully gained a wealth of experience and become well rounded through numerous multi- disciplined practices through his start up engagements.
Foray into politics
As a young and vibrant student in Buckingham University, UK, Ehilebo forayed into students’ Union politics in the university.
In 2002, he beat other major contenders to emerge the President, Nigerian Students Society, the largest student body of the university.
As President, Ehilebo used his position in galvanizing the Nigerian students for formidable and worth-while projects that have withstood the test of time at the university.
He was also rallying point for Nigerians in the university community.
On his return to Nigeria, Barr. Ehilebo joined the PDP Youth Circuit, where he held the position of the pioneer National Programmes Coordinator.
Registered at Igueben Local government PDP ward 3, Ehilebo’s political sagacity had seen him played active mobilizing roles in political rallies and youth development agenda.
Ever since his days abroad, Ehilebo, being a staunch member of the PDP, has also actively mobilized support for the party through various online Fora and youth engagement drives.
As the pioneer Programmes Coordinator of the PDP Youth Circuit, Ehilebo developed and initiated all programs of the PDPYC in Nigeria which included the Youth political Mixer with the E-Womens wing of the Party.
He is the Pioneer Secretary of Rethink Nigeria, a PDP affiliated youth group which submitted a Position Paper to the National Conference in 2014 for the inclusion of young people in both elective and appointive positions.
He has served on several committees of the PDP at the National level including:
Member of the Transport and Electoral Committee of the National Convention in December 2014.
While a member of the transport committee poised with the transport and logistics of members attending the National Convention in Abuja, Ehilebo played active role in ensuring the smooth conveyance of delegates to and fro the national convention.
In the same year, Ehilebo who served as a member of the Electoral Committee, was the Returning Officer for Nasarawa State.
In 2015, Barr. Ehilebo served as a Member of the Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo Presidential Campaign Organisation, where he played an active role in organizing a momentous Meet The President event in Lagos, a 5,000 capacity event at the EKO Hotel and Suites, thus, enabling Nigerian youths have a direct engagement with Mr. President.
Same year, Ehilebo also served as a Member of the PDP national Conference Committee, a constitutionally recognized organ of the party which looked into contemporary issues within the party.
In 2016, he served as a Member of the PDP Constitutional Review Committee, as well as a
Member of the PDP Standing Committee on Finance.
Barr. Ehilebo has featured in several political magazine and breakfast Programmes on National Radio and Television Stations among which are Ebony Life, Rubbin Minds and Sunrise Daily, on Channels TV; Focus Nigeria, on AIT.
Barr. Ehilebo has been described as one of the top ten powerful young politicians in Nigeria, by
Ynaija, a youth magazine.
Anthony Ehilebo is passionate about youth participation in politics and has advocated this stand with dedicated passion, using various platforms, including through opinion articles and position papers.
Ahead of the May 21, 2016, National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barrister Anthony Ogbeide Ehilebo is vying for the post of the National Deputy Legal Adviser of the PDP, a position already zoned to the South-South geo-political zone of the country, where he hails from.